Wednesday, June 06, 2012

QUOTATION: Special Biology, Special Rights?

There is no easy way to deny the powerful argument that a woman's equality in society must give her some irreducible rights unique to her biology including the right to take the life within her.

--Naomi Wolf, "Our Bodies Our Souls", The New Republic, 1995

So women have special biology, therefore special rights. Note how male biology is assumed to be standard.

But fetuses don't have special biology?

Well they do.

So why shouldn't they have special rights?

I don't think she thought this through.